As we all know, Google is quite simply put; amazing. The search engine can be used to track down practically anything. I have often found myself wondering when a random question pops into my head, what did people do before Google? And frighteningly, this was not all that long ago. Google has become, for me, akin to a personal assistant. Whenever I need to know anything, from things as mundane as how to convert square metres to hectares, all the way to important and pressing questions such as how dangerous are energy drinks; Google is my answer. I’ve wondered, before google, if you didn’t know something and wanted an answer, did you actually go to an encyclopedia and research an answer, or did we just dismiss all our questions and become satisfied with questions instead of answers.
If you think of it, Google has helped people to become smarter, because it is so much easier now for us to access answers to all our random, or important, questions. A new use I have learned for google, and one I am increasingly making use of, is to use google to find my favourite artists. There are many sites on the internet which allow for the free download of music. So I simply go to google, type the song that I’m looking for into the searchbox, click on that magical magnifying glass, and bob’s your uncle – up pops the list I was looking for. I have downloaded tons of my favourite songs, I have a complete musical library which I acquired this way. I love it! Google play also has various apps that are great for music lovers. Have you ever heard of google alerts? It’s so simple to use. Basically, you have to input the names of the artists that you want to get updates about, then the alerts will come directly to your phone. There are so many uses for the google play apps. On the one hand you can keep track of the latest news and information about your favourite artists, or alternatively, you can keep updated with the latest releases. A use which I love is the bands in town app.
This allows you to check which group is playing in your town or anywhere near to you. This will absolutely ensure that when your favourite group comes to town, you get to hear about it absolutely first. And of course, with concerts timing is everything. This means that you won’t have to be the one who gets stuck without tickets. You can buy your tickets as soon as they become available, and before it sells out. It also means that you’ll be able to get the best seats in the house – as long as you can fork out the cash for it of course – but it means that you won’t get stuck with crap seats, or worse, no seats at all, just because you were the last to find out about the concert. So don’t forget, turn to google to follow profiles and music of your favourite artists!